Our excellent pastoral care focuses on developing pupils emotionally and intellectually. Our learning environment is welcoming and the development of a culture in which self-confidence, mutual respect and hard work is created throughout the College.
All our staff know the children and are able to monitor both academic and social progress.
The House System is also an important aspect of the pupils’ lives at Abbey Gate College as this encourages healthy competition between pupils and staff as well as enhancing the sense of community. At the start of term the pupils take part in their own Sorting Hat Assembly, just like Harry Potter! The magical hat places pupils into Abbott, Talbot or Douglas.
The relationships between pupils, teachers, support staff and parents is very strong. The first point of contact for pupil and parent is the Class Teacher who works closely with the leadership and support team.
Parents receive regular updates on progress and are invited to Parental meetings and other events hosted by the College.
In addition to the daily support available for all pupils we open at 7.45am each day for breakfast club, provide a prep service between 3.30pm and 4.00pm and after school care until 6pm.
At Abbey Gate College, we place the child at the centre of all we do. The Learning Enrichment department aims to ensure that our pupils have the opportunity to unlock and fulfil their potential.
We understand the complexities of SpLD’s and how pupils may learn in different ways to their peers. Subject teachers share the responsibility for supporting pupils with learning differences and we strive to remove potential barriers to learning. All pupils are educated in small classes, and pupils with SpLD’s receive support through differentiated teaching and learning opportunities.
Learning Enrichment lessons may incorporate the development of literacy skills and study skills.
We place high emphasis on using multi sensory strategies for learning. We help pupils appreciate and develop their individual learning styles, encouraging them to identify their strengths and to look for opportunities to shine.
Ultimately we aim to make the learning experience enjoyable, whilst developing successful, independent learners.